Safe to upgrade to osx 10.5.x?

Aug 9, 2008 at 5:59am

Safe to upgrade to osx 10.5.x?

I’m still running 10.4.11 on my macbook. Is it safe to upgrade to 10.5.x? I think Max and Digidesign were the last two things I was worried about.

Any problems when upgrading?
Any advice on the upgrade?
Is 10.5 faster and better?

#39212
Aug 9, 2008 at 11:51am

Digidesign now supports 10.5 and max 5 shouldn’t have any problems (I
even used to run max 4 with no problems).

Peiman

On 9 Aug 2008, at 06:59, Don K wrote:

>
> I’m still running 10.4.11 on my macbook. Is it safe to upgrade to
> 10.5.x? I think Max and Digidesign were the last two things I was
> worried about.
>
> Any problems when upgrading?
> Any advice on the upgrade?
> Is 10.5 faster and better?
> –
> -DonK

#137742
Aug 10, 2008 at 4:21pm

On 9 Aug 2008, at 06:59, Don K wrote:

> I’m still running 10.4.11 on my macbook. Is it safe to upgrade to
> 10.5.x? I think Max and Digidesign were the last two things I was
> worried about.

Max runs fine (both 4.6.x and 5.x) but OS X 10.5 Leopard is a bit of a
disaster for me – the Mail program crashes occasionally, the Finder
crashes occasionally, some windows always appear on the wrong screen,
Spaces wedges some applications, USB devices disappear from time to
time, my MacBook doesn’t always sleep reliably, and so on. Nothing
here is quite a show-stopper, but it does seem to indicate that Apple
were rather busy with iPhone, MobileMe and so on while trying to get
10.5 out the door.

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#137743
Aug 10, 2008 at 5:02pm

I haven’t had any problems with Max5 on Leopard 10.5.4 whatsoever. Seems pretty stable. I haven’t had too many problems with the operating system alone, either, although, my screensaver doesn’t start up automatically sometimes.
I do notice, however, that MacBook’s in general are more prone to failures than MacBookPros. My MacBook’s hard-drive has died twice within 5 months(once while I was on OSX10.4 and again after I switched to OSX10.5(probably not due to any operating-system related reason)).
Then, this last time, when I sent it back to apple-care, they decided to take a more “comprehensive” look by replacing the hard-drive AND the RAM cards but accidentally downgraded my RAM from 2GB to 1GB(really annoying; they were willing to send me the cards again over mail so I wouldn’t lose time on my computer, though… still pretty annoying to have it happen in the first place). So, generally speaking, it does seem as though Apple may be expanding a little too fast these days and it’s hard to say whether there are flaws in the operating system or in the hardware to begin with. Despite all this, I’m still pretty happy with my MacBook and can say that 10.5.4 doesn’t seem any more problematic than the previous OSXs.

#137744

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